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Murphy Radio Sportsday 1951 - Bill Evans winning the 1 mile race. Donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Bill as part of the 'Where Do You Think You Live?' project.
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WGC leaflet 'Public Services' with Charles Paine cover design. Page 6 photo of the gymnasium at the Boys' Club. Donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive via Tony Skottowe.
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Football medals including Welwyn Garden City Hospital Cup 1947-48 (centre) & Mid-Herts Football Association Benevolent Cup runners up 1954-55 (on right) awarded to Patrick Mullin. Donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Leslie W as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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Cricket match at King George V playing field - between John Boldings & Son Ltd (from London) and a WGC team. This photograph was donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Brian C (pictured here) during the 'Where Do you Think We Worked?' project.
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Cricket match at King George V playing field - between John Boldings & Son Ltd (from London) and a WGC team. This photograph was donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Brian C during the 'Where Do you Think We Worked?' project.
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Runners v Cyclists race 1951 - from the old gravel pit (now Gosling Stadium) railway bridge close to the present ski slope. Runners Johnny Jennings, Mott Salmon, Richard (Digger) Hills, Chris Brunning and Graham Lindgren. Cyclists include Karl Gough, Ken Wright, Bill Whitney. Chris, who donated this image to the Trust's archive revealed "Runners won easily - we chose the course!"
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Above: Peartree Boys Club 14-16 football team 1954-55. Back row: H Clementson (secretary), G Brown, A Buck, D Emms, D Jenkins, C McCrystal, C Spicer (referee). Front row: R Bignold, J Glossop, G Hibbs, D Crilley, J Cundle, J Wenk. Below: Peartree Boys Club 16-18 football team 1954-55. Winners of East Herts Youth League Cup & St Albans City Supporters Cup. Back row: H Clementson (secretary), B Croft, H Lowe, T Carey, G Watchorn, J Parker, T Ward, R Matthews (referee). Front row: E Melchior, G Price, B Edwards, B Chipperfield, S Parkes. Image labelled 'Studio One Welwyn'. Items donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Chris B's family.
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At the outbreak of war in 1939 all athletic clubs in Hertfordshire disbanded. WGC athletes signed with St Albans City Athletic Club when it resumed activities in 1946. Although attempts were made to revive Welwyn Harriers, these failed. This 1949 photograph shows WGC members of St Albans City AC who used to beat WGC Hockey Club in an annual match. The hockey club eventually cancelled the fixture. From left to right - back row: Mott Salmon, Des Howard, Barry Tofts, Frank Glossop, Chris Brunning, Dave Brown. Front row: Gordon Smale, Roger Lewis, Harry Wilson, Mick Dunne, Digger Hills. Image donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Chris.
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Arthur Mills, nicknamed 'Sonny', photographed in action on 14th August 1949 at Stanborough swimming pool, where he was a lifeguard for many years. Our thanks to Linda his granddaughter for donating this image to our 'Where Do You Think We Played?' project.
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Various WGC industries are represented here with the performers wearing company sashes at an unknown venue - many of the factories had keep-fit teams. This image was donated to the Trust's archive by Angela M as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
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Welwyn Wheelers member Peter N in action circa late 1940s-early 1950s. Peter donated this image to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Played?' project.
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WGC Hockey Club 1st XI in 1955. Back row in white seater is Bob Pomroy (captain) to his left are the Pearson brothers. Front row - first left is Des Howard, next to him is goalkeeper Phil Tomey. Des donated this photograph to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive during the 'Where Do You Think We Played?' project.
 
 
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